Being creative is the best part of each day. Persistence, patience and careful attention to each step of the process are the ingredients I feel are essential to achieve my desired goal of producing jewelry that possesses lasting quality and unique character with special focus on detail. I work primarily with .935 Argentium Silver which is a purer form of Sterling. Its composition results in a longer lasting shine, is hypoallergenic and is produced using only traceable recycled silver. Also incorporated into my designs are fine gemstones, 22K Gold bimetal accents, 22K Gold, 18K Gold, Akoya and South Sea pearls to enhance my one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry.
Working with Argentium Silver, high karat Gold and precious gemstones, Janet Brum creates contemporary jewelry in her Greensburg, PA studio. Janet is self taught and utilizes both traditional and contemporary jewelry making techniques and equipment. Her professional creative life has included a number of mediums over the past 30 years including fiber, clay and glass. In 2006, she began working with silver and continues to develop and learn advanced skills. Her jewelry is completely hand fabricated from sheet, wire and tube stock and often combines both Argentium Silver and Gold in the same piece of jewelry as well as subtle textures and contrasting surface finishes. Akoya and South Sea Pearls, diamonds, sapphires and opals are some of her favorite gemstones to incorporate into rings, bracelets, pendants and earrings. Janet juried into The Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh in 2013 and has been Vice President of the Guild since 2017.